Grandmother, 73, speaks out after doctors wrongly removed BOTH her kidneys
Linda Woolley, 73, was diagnosed with 'likely' kidney cancer at the University of Colorado Hospital in March. She had both organs removed before doctors realized she was cancer-free. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer to raise U.S. drug prices in January after previously backing down
Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous planned price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Do You Clean Your Baby's Pacifier With Your Mouth?
A parent sucking on a pacifier was linked to suppressed levels of an antibody related to allergic responses in their infant, researchers report. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make-a-Wish program tied to lower hospital costs for sick kids
(Reuters Health) - Kids with life-threatening illnesses who receive a special gift from the Make-a-Wish Foundation may have lower hospital costs than sick children who don't get these gifts, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

'I missed being able to eat': Man, 26, who received a face transplant describes his joy
Cam Underwood tried to take his own life in 2016. This year, he got a face transplant from a donor, Will, 23. Footage of the moment Cam met Will's mom Sally for the first time will be screened tonight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor's Online Outburst Puts Profession in National Spotlight Doctor's Online Outburst Puts Profession in National Spotlight
When the NRA told doctors to'stay in their lane'and avoid talking about gun control, Dr Judy Melinek's Twitter response sparked national attention.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes sweating around the vagina?
Sweating in the area around the vagina is normal, but it can sometimes cause discomfort and irritation. Several factors can increase sweating in the groin area, including exercise, nonbreathable underwear, and too much pubic hair. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Millions at Risk Globally From U.S. Abortion'Gag Rule' - Experts Millions at Risk Globally From U.S. Abortion'Gag Rule' - Experts
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Arkansas father-of-four fighting for life three weeks after contracting West Nile virus
Curtis Bridges, 34, from Helena-West Helena on the Mississippi border and just south of Memphis, Tennessee, came down with a fever and chills in September - right at the end of mosquito season. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#ThisISOurLane: Doctor's Viral Tweet Puts Gun Controversy in Context #ThisISOurLane: Doctor's Viral Tweet Puts Gun Controversy in Context
When the NRA told doctors to'stay in their lane'and avoid talking about gun control, Dr Judy Melinek's Twitter response sparked national attention.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Tens of Thousands Die in Africa Each Year Due to Fake Drugs Tens of Thousands Die in Africa Each Year Due to Fake Drugs
When Moustapha Dieng came down with stomach pains one day last month he did the sensible thing and went to a doctor in his hometown of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

How U.S. Seniors on Medicare Can Bridge the Gap in Dental Insurance How U.S. Seniors on Medicare Can Bridge the Gap in Dental Insurance
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

High-Obesity States Have Least Weight-Loss Surgery
People with the greatest need for weight-loss surgery -- the standard of care for severe obesity -- may have the least access and opportunity to receive treatment, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Surgery best treatment for appendicitis, not antibiotics
A person suffering from appendicitis should receive surgery and not try to treat the condition with antibiotics, a study said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard treats students to a week of talks on ‘BDSM in the dorm room’, sex toys, and more
During this year's annual Week of Sex at Harvard University, sexperts taught students everything from safe sex to how how to get kinky on campus - and nearly half of attendees confessed to a fetish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge allows class-action lawsuit by mentally ill veterans
The veterans say they were unfairly given less-than-honorable discharges for minor infractions linked to their untreated mental health problems (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility
An 11th child has died in less than four weeks at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, one of 34 young patients with compromised immune systems to have been infected by a viral outbreak, state health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Biodegradable Polymer Stent No Better Than Xience at 10 Years Biodegradable Polymer Stent No Better Than Xience at 10 Years
Both drug-eluting stents showed reduced outcomes, including mortality, compared with an early device, but no difference between the stents at 10-year follow-up of the ISAR-TEST 4 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nov 16 2018 This Week in Cardiology Nov 16 2018 This Week in Cardiology
The top 5 studies from the recent American Heart Association meeting and the new cholesterol guidelines are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project
Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Air Quality in California: Devastating Fire Leads to a New Danger
A week after the most destructive fire in state history ripped through this small town, the flames have been replaced by a new danger: the air. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE TURKEWITZ and MATT RICHTEL Tags: Fires and Firefighters Hazardous and Toxic Substances Immune System Wildfires Respiratory System California Source Type: news

Due to wildfires, California now has the most polluted cities in the world
Due to the wildfires raging in Northern California, San Francisco, Stockton and Sacramento were the world's three "most polluted cities" on Friday morning, according to Berkeley Earth, a nonprofit that aggregates data from air-quality monitoring sites. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer plans to increase U.S. drug prices in January
Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Raw turkey recalled one week before Thanksgiving amid salmonella outbreak
The salmonella outbreak in raw turkey rages on just a week before Turkey Day, forcing the US Department of Agriculture to recall over 91,000 lbs of Jennie-O ground turkey - and more may be contaminated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Hopes to Spare Dogs in Veterinary Drug Trials
Under a new plan, the FDA hopes to make obsolete a certain type of drug trial that requires that the test dogs be euthanized. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana companies may have broken laws in social media posts
Some marijuana companies in Washington State have violated state laws in its social media posts, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's More Evidence Obesity Can Shorten Your Life
Being statistically obese, but not simply overweight, was tied to a 27 percent increase in the odds of dying within the study period, according to new research from Boston University. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hygiene standards not up to the mark at farmers' markets
(Reuters Health) - Vendors at farmers' markets could benefit from lessons in food-safety, according to researchers at Pennsylvania State University. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Approval in 2 Weeks via FDA's New Oncology Drugs Review Approval in 2 Weeks via FDA's New Oncology Drugs Review
Approval of a new indication took only 2 weeks with the FDA's new program for reviewing oncology drugs. It involved expanded use of the lymphoma drug brentuximab vedotin.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is melasma?
Melasma causes dark patches to appear on the skin. It is a pigmentation disorder that is more common in women. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

New immunotherapy brings hope in fight against fatal cancers
Researchers have devised a new gene-editing immunotherapy to kill once fatal cancers, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMA Curtails Use of Fluoroquinolone, Quinolone Antibiotics EMA Curtails Use of Fluoroquinolone, Quinolone Antibiotics
The occurrence of disabling and potentially permanent side effects associated with quinolone and fluoroquinolone antibiotics has led the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to restrict or suspend their use.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Alphabet's life sciences unit halts glucose-sensing lens project
Verily, Alphabet Inc's life sciences division, is putting on hold one of its oldest and high-profile projects, a smart lens to help monitor sugar levels. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Surgery Benefits Vary by Obese Subtype One Size Doesn't Fit All: Surgery Benefits Vary by Obese Subtype
Those with disordered eating may respond best to bariatric surgery, whereas those with extreme obesity of early onset may have less weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes lightheadedness?
People who experience lightheadedness feel dizzy or faint. This sensation is particularly common after standing up too quickly. Learn about the other possible causes and treatment options in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Best supplements for the prostate: Three ways you can boost prostate health
BEST supplements for the prostate: Prostate health tends to correlate with age, with 54 to 72 year olds mostly being affected. So how can you make sure you have a healthy prostate? There are three supplements experts recommend you take. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Michelle Obama's memoir highlights long-time scars of miscarriage
Miscarriage is “lonely, painful, and demoralizing,” Obama wrote in her book. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

50 B.C. chiropractors refuse to remove misleading claims from websites, face possible discipline
Fifty B.C. chiropractors have refused to remove misleading claims from their websites and Facebook pages and are now under investigation by their regulatory body. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens
Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rsna 2018 rsna 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from RSNA 2018.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

EU Changes Mind on Nivo Plus Ipi for Kidney Cancer EU Changes Mind on Nivo Plus Ipi for Kidney Cancer
Positive opinions were given for the first-line use of the immunotherapy combination nivolumab and ipilimumab in kidney cancer and for an extension of indication for blinatumomab in certain leukemia patients.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to find the right condom size
Condoms come in many shapes and sizes. Finding the right fit is important for both safety and pleasure. Learn about condom brand sizes, and how to choose the right size, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Birth Control / Contraception Source Type: news

London hospital staff call on Labour minister to step in on purple armband issue
Ontario's minister of labour is being asked to intervene in a London, Ont., hospital policy that doctors say is discriminatory and violates the human rights of patients. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Norovirus strikes shelters for California wildfire evacuees
Evacuees who fled the Camp Fire in California are facing norovirus outbreaks in shelters. The Butte County Public Health Department said that 145 people have been sick with vomiting and/or diarrhea since the shelters opened to evacuees and 41 people were experiencing symptoms at four different shelters as of Wednesday evening. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11th child dies in adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
An 11th child has died and 23 additional children have become sick in connection with an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey health care facility, the state's Department of Health announced Friday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Money, phone line curbed smoking among California Medicaid recipients
New incentives added to California's Medicaid program helped to reduce the number of smokers, according to researchers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

91,000 pounds of raw turkey recalled amid salmonella outbreak
The Jennie-O-Turkey recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture says is widespread (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Tainted'Sartan' Recalled for Impurity Another Tainted'Sartan' Recalled for Impurity
Sandoz, along with FDA, has recalled one lot of losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide tablets because of the presence of the probable human carcinogen NDEA.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Social media posts by marijuana companies may have teen appeal
(Reuters Health) - In Washington state, where recreational marijuana has been legal since 2012, cannabis companies are forbidden by law from making social media posts that appeal to youngsters, that encourage overconsumption and that suggest the drug has curative properties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Face transplant recipient thanks his donor's mother in tear-jerking moment
Cam Underwood met with Sally Fisher, the mother of his face transplant donor, 10 months after his surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news